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SUBJECT: TISSUE SALTS, Also Known As MINERAL SALTS or CELL SALTS, and HOME ADVISOR REVIEWS
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WHAT ARE TISSUE SALTS AND WHY ARE THEY SO CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO HEALTH?
What are they?
The key, therefore, is to keep the body in balance. But this is easier said than done, as homeopath Eva Schoenfeld of the Academy of Tissue Salts and Facial Analysis explains:
"In the past we could easily replace lost minerals through our normal daily nutrition, but in modern life 'empty' food harvested from drained soil leads to constant mineral depletion in the human body."
She adds that the soils in South Africa are completely depleted of minerals, and believes that this is one of the reasons there are so many immune diseases in the country.
"The British Institute of Science in Society in London did much research regarding the mineral selenium and discovered very interesting geographical connections. Most notably, they found that the soil of the whole southern hemisphere is actually devoid of zinc, magnesium and selenium - the latter being one of the most crucial natural immune boosters. They also compared this situation to the North-African country Senegal, and found that their soil is very rich in selenium, and it is fact that immune diseases and many other ailments and syndromes are almost unknown there."
History of tissue salts
Using a form of medicine known as biochemistry, he deducted that any imbalance of these salts, or a deficiency of any of the tissue salts, causes malady. The body then begins to develop symptoms associated with the tissue salts that are lacking. Therefore, he established that restoring the accurate balance of tissue salts in the body would remove the symptoms of illness and restore health.
Wikipedia asserts that biochemic cell salts are alternative remedies based on inorganic salts that were elaborated by Scheussler, and which are not classed as homeopathic remedies, since they're not purported to act according to the "like cures like" principle of homeopathy.
It also states that inorganic salts were first used as homeopathic remedies by Samuel Hahnemann, and further developed by Scheussler, who identified 12 different salts in human tissue based on his analysis of the inorganic constituents of cremated organs and remains.
According to Wikipedia, "even though water and organic matter make up a greater portion of living cells, the inorganic matter is the only substance that the organism/cells cannot produce by itself. Since the life of living cells is relatively short, the creation of new cells depends on the presence of minerals. Mineral deficiencies will inhibit the proper functioning of living cells."
Why your body needs
This is why Schoenfeld believes humanity is becoming weaker and more disease-prone from generation to generation. The missing minerals are not being replaced.
"This tendency is very much in evidence nowadays. If we only consider the worrisome increase in babies that are already born with allergies and other deficiencies, you can see that a mineral deficiency has been transmitted by the mother. What the mother lacks in minerals during pregnancy, the child will be lacking at birth.
"This is one of the reasons for the ongoing and increasing generational deficiencies, and will continue indefinitely until people are ready to accept the necessity of a regular mineral-replacement policy in life. With application of the correct amounts of tissue salts, the body can heal and restore itself from within," she says.
The Theory of Scheussler's
The inorganic constituents are, in a very real sense, the material basis of the organs and tissues of the body, and are absolutely essential to their integrity of structure and functional activity. According to Scheussler’s theory, any disturbance in the molecular motion of these cell salts in living tissues, caused by a deficiency in the requisite amount, constitutes disease, which can be rectified and the requisite equilibrium re-established by administering the same mineral salts in small quantities. This is supposed to be brought about by virtue of the operation of chemical affinity in the domain of histology; and hence this therapeutic procedure is styled by Scheussler the Biochemic method, and stress is laid on the fact that it is in supposed harmony with well-known facts and laws in physiological chemistry and allied sciences.
In Biochemic system as the principle is based on deficiency of the salts, we can use more than one remedies at a time, unlike homeopathic system.
My personal experience with tissue salts--DJT
Many years ago while still young and alone, I suffered from life-threatening conditions that got worse all at once. Arthritis, chronic bronchitis, stage 2 stomach cancer, sciatica, ovarian cysts, heart murmur, sciatica, an unhealed soft tissue injury to one thigh that later became a "lump" (see the home page and my black salve treatment to remove it), hypoglycemia, and lifelong anemia and hypothyroidism that resisted treatment. Originally my acute bronchitis was "cured" by antibiotics given by a medical doctor but then it came back in a chronic, persistent form.
A strange series of events pushed me to a brilliant naturopathic physician, the late Dr. Harold Dick, N.D. A tiny blood sample from my earlobe for the Carroll Food Test enabled him to diagnose digestive enzyme deficiency food intolerances--something most people have and few are aware of--as the underlying cause of most of the infection and disease. When food doesn't properly break down in the process of digestion and assimilation, it creates "toxic metabolites" and if they can't be disposed of through the channels of elimination (urination, bowel movements, skin, lungs, sinuses, ears, eyes, nose) they poison the body and create inflammation, toxic deposits in organs and other tissues, blood, anything and everything. The body parts most affected are the weakest ones, determined by lifestyle abuses, injuries and inherited weaknesses--genetics.
The Carroll Test also determines primary tissue salt deficiencies, a form of inorganic minerals that are part of the body and greatly affect the health if they are lacking or out of balance. In my case, the predominant deficiency was Iron Phosphate (Ferr Phos). These kind of deficiencies may be caused by diet, but more likely by an inability of the body to process some inorganic minerals. These "salts" taken for treatment of a deficiency come as homeopathic supplements, which means they are broken down into a form which is immediately absorbed by the body, bypassing digestion and assimilation difficulties that are the more frequent cause of a deficiency state.
After the diagnostic processes, which included the blood test, iridology, analysis of symptoms, etc. my treatment consisted of Constitutional Hydrotherapy to help bring on detoxification (also referred to as a "healing crisis", "reaction" and different names having to do with "cleaning house") which both assists and speeds up the healing process by stimulating body processes, jump-starting the immune system, and kicking up blood circulation. My "medicines" were glandular protomorphogens which help to rebuild healthy glands rather than replacing hormones and further suppressing glandular activity...and tissues salts. Later, medical tests showed that the anemia and hypothyroidism were cured, along with the other conditions, although the medical doctor refused to believe that I had ever been that sick. I ended up healthy for the next 20 years, with the vascular system of a teenager, according to another medical doctor who also refused to believe that naturopathic medicine led me into a state of health and wanted "proof" in the form of a comprehensive blood panel. He had very little to say after the results came back. Two decades later I fell ill again, this time from an entirely different set of circumstances ...unrelieved, oppressive stress, a true killer. That too was eventually resolved outside of conventional medical treatment. I was recently tested again (November, 2013) and found to have a different tissue salt deficiency. This time I needed Calcium Fluoride (Calc Fluor), which meant a different set of symptoms created by a different set of circumstances caused my body to absorb this particular mineral poorly. I'm presently taking the Hyland brand of Calc Fluor homeopathic tissue salts, and along with other needed supplements along with more exercise, sunlight and fresh air, have already begun to feel a difference in vitality and my sense of well-being.
It is difficult to self-diagnose tissue salt deficiency. The Carroll Food Test is the only diagnostic test that I know of, so without that all one can do on one's own is to go by the symptoms listed to describe deficiency states or to take a shotgun approach and get them all. There is a 12-in-one homeopathic preparation called "Bio-Plasma" that covers the full range, which is recommended in the best-known book on the subject if you're not certain which specific tissue salt to choose.
What are Tissue Salts?
Tissue salts (cell salts or biochemic salts) are minerals which our bodies need, in order to maintain good health.
They were discovered by a 19th century German doctor, Dr. Scheussler. He discovered that when human body cells are reduced to ash, they contained 12 mineral salts.
These mineral salts are:
Calcium Fluoride (Calc. Fluor.)
As minute amounts of the salt, in a lactose-base soluable tablet
The tablets, one or two at a time (or more), are usually placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve. The salts are absorbed into the bloodstream via the blood vessels under the tongue, thus becoming immediately available, instead of having to wind their way through the digestive system. Alternatively, the tablets can be crushed and dissolved in a little water.
The liquid form of the salts is usually dissolved in water and drunk.
Schuessler homeopathic tissue salts are available in many health food stores (or Hyland's brand) The body takes what it needs of these mineral salts and disposes of the rest
By Jacqueline Young
The biochemic system of medicine was created towards the end of the 19th century by Dr Wilhelm Heinrich Schussler, who concluded that if the body became deficient in essential minerals, this imbalance would cause health problems.
How to use tissue salts
Dr Schuessler identified 12 vital mineral - or tissue - salts essential for normal body function at a cellular level. He determined that imbalance in one or more of these salts led to specific health problems and diseases, but that balance could be restored by taking the necessary mineral element.
Tissue salts are taken in minute doses in the form of tablets, which are molded rather than compressed so they can be dissolved under the tongue and quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. They are prepared according to the homeopathic method of trituration (repeated mixing of the mineral salt with lactose in successive dilutions). However, biochemic remedies are distinct from homeopathic ones in that they're homogenous (the same as) and are used to directly replace deficiencies in the cells, rather than heterogeneous (diverse) and based on the 'law of similarity' and used to cure indirectly.
Tissue salts are generally taken in a 6x potency with a dosage of four tablets for adults and two tablets for children taken three times a day until the condition is cured. In acute cases, the remedy can be taken every half an hour until relief is obtained.
They may be taken individually or in combinations of usually two or three tissue salts. They can either be taken at the same time or in rotation (one after the other at different times of the day; eg, one type at breakfast and another at lunchtime). Alternatively, the most clearly indicated tissue salt can be taken first and then others can be taken once the work of the first seems to be complete (that is, symptoms are relieved).
After serious or long-term illness, the body is quite often depleted in more than one tissue salt so it's not unusual to need to take several. There's no harm in taking more than one at a time, as the body excretes any surplus.
There are usually no side effects, but symptoms sometimes get worse for a short period as the remedies begin to take effect. Improvement is usually noted within the first few weeks of treatment. If symptoms persist, consult a qualified practitioner or your GP.
phos (Nutrition Tonic)
sulph (Blood Purifier)
phos (First Aid Salt)
mur (Glandular Tonic & blood Conditioner)
phos (Nerve Nutrient)
sulph (Skin Salt)
phos (Nerve Relaxant)
All 12 minerals are provided in a Schussler homeopathic tissue salt remedy known as "Bio-Plasma" which is recommended in the book Tissue Salts for those unsure which remedy best fits their symptoms. Tissue salts in homeopathic form bypass problems of digestion and absorption which may have been the cause of the deficiency state to begin with, instead of or along with dietary deficiencies--DJT
Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler, a Doctor of Medicine, biochemist and physicist, recognized the significance of these research findings. He theorized that these inorganic minerals were vital for the normal functioning and health of bodily tissues. Further, deficiencies in any of these tissue salts would naturally lead to dysfunction and ill health. Therefore, correcting the deficiency by ingestion of the depleted tissue salts must be a vital factor in the healing of illness in the physical body. He clinically tested his theory on his own patients with excellent results. In the process of his clinical practice/research he devised and refined a simple but effective method of therapy. He researched the role and function of each tissue salt within the body.
From this he was able to define what type of physical disorder a disturbance or deficiency of each of the tissue salts would cause. He clinically tested his theories on his own patients with excellent results.
Physical symptoms vary depending on the tissue salt lacking. Therefore tissue salts are prescribed according to the symptoms present. Every sign of imbalance in every system of the body is taken into account when the practitioner is devising the most appropriate treatment regime.
Tissue salts work effectively in conjunction with other forms of healing as they address the imbalance on a cellular level. They are absolutely harmless, as they are inorganic elements which naturally occur in the body. They cause no known side- effects. They cannot become toxic in the body due to overdose as they merely replace what is deficient; the body expels any excess.
Tissue Salts are prescribed by a qualified therapist.
The Twelve Tissue Salts (similar to information above)
CALCIUM FLUORIDE: Elasticity Mineral The component of cells of bones, tooth enamel, skin fibres, muscle tissue and blood vessels. Signs of deficiency include varicose veins, eczema, piles/hemorrhoids, sluggish circulation, poor enamel of teeth, brittle nails, cracked or cut skin.
CALCIUM PHOSPHATE: Nutrition salt and Tonic Major mineral component of every structure, tissue and fluid in the body except connective tissue. A vital component of the body’s nutrition process from digestion, assimilation, cell growth through to energy expenditure. Deficiency signs include poor appetite, digestion and malabsorption. Slow metabolism; slow healing during and after illness and trauma. Slow retarded circulation i.e.. Chilblains, spasms, pains coldness and numbness of the limbs. All bone diseases.
CALCIUM SULPHATE: Cell Healer and Blood Purifier Mineral constituent of the liver. It helps in the removal of waste products from the blood stream and tissues of the body. Cleanses and purifies. Deficiency signs include acne, pimples, catarrh, gumboils, in extreme pimples can progress to become abscesses and ulcers. Frontal headaches and neuralgia.
FERRUM PHOSPHATE: First Aide Salt Constituent of hemoglobin. Vital as the carrier of oxygen to every cell of the body. Ferr. Phos. Should always be taken as a supplementary to a more specific treatment, no matter what the symptoms. Necessary in the treatment of all acute illness and trauma. Indicated whenever there is inflammation i.e.. heat, redness, pain or any other signs of infection. High temperature, fever, colds, flu, congestion. Extremely helpful as part of the treatment of anemia or blood loss of any kind including menstruation.
KALI MURIATICUM: Blood Conditioner Major constituent of fibrin, which is in every tissue in the body except bone. Deficiency results in thick, white, sticky secretions i.e.. Catarrh, mucous, phlegm. Results in congestion of the body and lymphatic system, which the body has difficulty clearing.
KALI PHOSPHATE: Nerve Nutrient Constituent of nerve tissue and all body fluids. Important in formation and maintenance of tissue. Vital action in the brain, nerves, muscles and blood cells. Deficiency signs include feeling tired, weak, exhausted and stressed, nervous and edgy. Helpful in insomnia, depression, anxiety, nervous headaches and dyspepsia. All illness related to the brain and nervous system.
KALI SULPHATE: Skin Salt Has a special affinity for the cells forming the skin and mucous lining of all bodily organs. Works with Ferr. Phos. to carry oxygen to every cell. Deficiency causes yellow coating to tongue, yellow – green discharge from any tissue or skin surface including skin scaling and crusting.
MAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE: Nerve Relaxant & Anti Spasmodic A major constituent of muscles, nerves, bone, brain, spine, sperm, teeth and blood corpuscles. It combines with albumin and water to form a fluid that nourishes and nurtures the white nerve fibres of the nervous system. Deficiency signs include muscle and nervous tension, sharp headaches, all types of neuralgia, blurred vision, migraine, muscle rigidity, all types of spasming colicky pain.
NATRUM MURIATICUM: Fluid Balancer & Water distributor Also known as Sodium Chloride it is the major constituent of every cell in the body whether liquid or solid. It maintains the body’s water balance by controlling the movement of water in and out of the cells. Any sign of excessive dryness or moisture in any area of the body is a sign of deficiency of Nat. Mur. For example fluid retention or swelling in parts of the body, skin dryness, constipation, swollen, dry or cracked tongue.
NATRUM PHOSPHATE: Acid Neutralizer A constituent of blood, muscle, nerve, brain cells and the fluid between cells. Nat. Phos. is needed in all complaints related to hyper-acidity. Also regulates bile. Use to treat heartburn, gastric reflux or indigestion, all types of inflammation particularly relating to gout or rheumatism, burning with diarrhea, scolding urine or stinging vaginal discharge.
NATRUM SULPHATE: Water Eliminator Eliminates excessive water from tissues, blood and other body fluids. It also acts as a cleanser and purifier of toxins from the fluid surrounding every cell of the body. Necessary for healthy functioning of the liver and pancreas. Indicated for all ailments of, or affecting the liver eg. biliousness, sandy deposits in urine, brown-green coating of the tongue, bitter taste. Particularly important in treating rheumatic complaints, gout and influenza as it eliminates the associated toxic fluids from the system.
SILICA: Toxic Eliminator The major constituent of blood, skin, hair, nails, bones, nerve sheaths and some tissues. Indicated whenever there is pus formation eg. abscesses, styes, boils, gum boils. Also for cyst in any part of the body. Can dissolve scar tissue and accumulations around joints and muscles such as rheumatism. Brittle nails and poor hair condition are also a sign of a deficiency in silica.
Dianne Jacobs Thompson Est. 2003
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